|Veggie Sausage Gumbo
When I can't get Chef Soboti's incredible
veggie gumbo at the Gaslight I often
make this recipe at home which serves 4.
1 cup frozen okra
16 ounces veggie sausage links, cut into
1-inch pieces (Tofurky Italian Sausage,
Lightlife Smart Links Country Breakfast
Style or another brand of vegan sausage)
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 large green pepper, chopped
2 cloves fresh garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 16-ounce can diced tomatoes
1 cup celery, chopped
2 cups vegetable stock
2 cups of beer
salt to taste (if desired)
Tabasco sauce to taste (if desired)
2 cups cooked rice
Fry the okra until lightly browned
and set aside. Lightly fry the
sausage pieces and set aside.
Combine flour and oil in a large
pot, stirring constantly. Sauté over
medium-high heat for 1 minute.
Add okra, onion, pepper, garlic,
thyme, and ground red pepper.
Cook for 1 minute on medium
heat, stirring frequently.
Stir in veggie sausage, tomatoes,
celery, vegetable stock, and cook
15 minutes or until thoroughly
heated. Add salt and Tabasco
sauce if desired. Serve over rice.
|and as always,......remember you can do it!
Just read the recipe twice and go slow.
|So until the next time we meet and discuss the finer things in life and
love- be well.
Live Long, Love Often,
Be Happy and Eat Well
Gaslight Brewery and Restaurant
|Spaghetti With Hearty Mushroom/Beer Sauce
How about one more recipe? This is quick and easy to make treat.
3/4 cup textured vegetable protein (such as Morningstar Crumbles)
1/4 cup boiling water
8 ounces spaghetti
2 teaspoons olive oil
3/4 cup chopped onions
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup chopped mushrooms
2 cups tomato sauce
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2cup of beer
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
salt to taste
Place the veggie protein in a mixing bowl and pour the boiling water and beer over it.
Mix well and set aside.
Cook pasta, drain, and set aside in a serving bowl.
Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium to high heat. When the oil is hot, add the onion and garlic
and sauté for 10 minutes. Then add the mushrooms and protein, and sauté for 5 more minutes. Stir in the
remaining sauce ingredients and bring the sauce to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 - 15
minutes, stirring occasionally.
Pour the sauce over the pasta and mix well.
From JR Attamante: Thanks to BeerNexus for asking me to step in again for Chef Soboti. I'm a huge
fan of her work and sincerely thank her for allowing me to contribute to her column this month.
Special thanks to Chef Soboti for all the great vegetarian dishes she includes on her menu at the
award winning Gaslight Brewery and Restaurant. Cheers!